hello and thank you for replying, i wish they werent peppermint shrimp but they are i have read about them kill other breeds of shrimp, basically a cleaner shrimp was cleaning and a pepper mint shrimp came out and grabbed a cleaner shrimp and ran off with it, i have 6 peppers and did have 6 cleaner shrimp ina 460litre tank but have 4 cleaner shrimp,i have found out alot of answers to my questions and didnt relise it, unless it is just a bad shrimp the other 5 r fine and dont do anything until he kills it
heres 1 of the sites i found it on and others as well
Peppermint Shrimp Profile - A profile and information about the Peppermint Shrimp
its says that so am right the cleaner shrimp was healthy and fine, weird i know
heres a bit on the site
Peppermint Shrimp are nocturnal and very shy during the day, protecting themselves from predators by staying out of sight most of the time. However, at night when the big boys are napping, this shrimp forages the system looking for a meal.
The Lysmata wurdemanni is generally peaceful with other tank inhabitants, but may not get along well with Coral Banded Shrimp of the same sex, and may pick on other shrimp species as well. <P> To help with proper molting of this shrimp, supplemental iodine should be added to the system. Like with all invertebrates, this shrimp is sensitive to copper sulfate and high nitrate levels.
i was just wondering anyone know if they would do it to the fish also? or is it cause the peppermint shrimp is just a bully?